published in The New Yorker
Obama reflects on the most influential piece of legislation passed by his administration. Universal healthcare has been pushed by progressives for decades, and no president had ever gotten as close as Barack Obama to achieving it. However, many argue that he fell short and succumbed to pressure from powerful lobbyists and right-wing groups and removed the most crucial piece of healthcare reform: a public option. Hearing the unfiltered view of the President helps put it into perspective.
543 days ago